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Omenugha emphasises need for human capital devp in S’East

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SOUTH-EAST Zonal Human Capital Development Consultant and former Commissioner for Education in  Anambra State, Kate Omenugha has stressed the need for governments at all levels to intensify efforts in human capital development in order to move the South East states and the nation forward.

  She made this known on Tuesday, at a one-day Human Capital Development Stakeholders Engagement and On-boarding Session of the state HCD Technical Committee, held in Enugu.

  She said: “The problem we are having is that we have not really engaged ourselves on how to build the capacity of our people.

  “I am impressed looking at the calibre of people gathered here to think and brainstorm on how we can invest in our people.

  “The federal government understood the need to invest in people to create healthy nation and people who are productive.

 “So, we are doing two things here today, engaging other stakeholders to be on same page on HCD programme and inauguration of Enugu HCD Technical Committee who are the core drivers of HCD in Enugu from the line ministries.

  “This includes the directors, permanent secretaries and those in economic planning,” Omenugha said.

  She hinted that Enugu State had done a lot on HCD but faced with the challenges of putting them together.

  Professor Omenugha added that the inauguration of the Enugu State Human Capital Development Technical Working Committee was aimed at understanding the need to improve human capacity through the core ministries in Enugu State.

  She urged members of the committee to work as a team, imbibe the spirit of trust and hard work to move the state to the next level.

  Inaugurating the state HCD Technical Working Committee, Gov. Ugwuanyi, who was represented by the deputy governor, Mrs Cecilia Ezeilo, urged the members to be involved in what was in their ministries and advise government on how to allocate its resources.

  Earlier, the state focal person and managing director/ chief executive officer, of the Enugu State Investment Development Authority, Dr.Sam Ogbu Nwobodo said that. Enugu State Council had line  ministries, Health, Education, Budget And Planning, Gender Affairs, Labour and Productivity, Youths and Sports, Poverty Reduction , Human Capital Development, which constituted the working committee.

  He stressed the need for team work, look at each other’s works, offer advice, carry everyone along.

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